Hypertension Risk Spikes 6% With One Meal Out Per Week, Study Shows

April 14, 2015 1:24 PM

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New research suggests that the more partial you are to eating out, the more likely you are to suffer from hypertension. In what’s being called the first study of its kind, a team of researchers from the Health Services and Systems Program at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore has drawn direct links between elevated blood pressure and the frequent consumption of meals not prepared at home.

In the United States alone, more than 70 million adults are known to suffer from hypertension – one of the biggest triggers of coronary heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and preventable premature death. In addition, around 2 million American children have blood pressure deemed dangerously high, p...

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